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damage elsewhere. it will be allowed with your permission. can obama resist their growing drumbeat for intervention in syria? the forces may have to go in, depending on the circumstances to a securities chemical stocks. nosh they had it for years. plus, the roaring '20s alive again. why is his most famous work a boon for our time?
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>> a little wonder that the country that can has been looking at the solar panel industry in the u.k. and germany. >> if you look carefully in the british countryside, you can see them. solar parks. many hundreds of them, but there is a glitch. these tunnels made in china deployed in doors have effectively been dumped on the european market and are demanding an import tariff. >> they are approaching a trade war in china. the high end product, both
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sides accused each other for subsidizing the production. is where it is shining. it produces electricity. it goes by a bunch of wires to a transformer and they linked together into one big switch. it goes to apply lawn into the national grid. it is supposed to be part of the future of this country's energy needs. >> these graphic tell the story that the solar panel industry group was the leader. but china has come from nowhere to dominate the industry. there is more chinese production than the current global demand. this is a massive one-way trade.
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and the effects on prices are startling. to one-fifth of what it was. >> china is beating us out of the market, not because they are better, but because we are cheaper. they are only cheaper because they are financed by the people's republic of china. >> how can they possibly produce solar panels as cheaply as the chinese? take a look.
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>> this is the newest and most automated solar factory. with labor costs that come% of total, they can't go any cheaper. >> this is what they think the european he is for. they are encouraged to come here and create jobs. it is looking quite well-off. bey think brussels should protecting them. but that is not how it looks in britain. support theames to solar panels in the field.
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they ramped up production in anticipation. what has it done to a manufacturing firm like you? >> certain employes are around 30 to currently 65. >> the potential is big. >> it could be the end of this business. because of the people we are it closes us down. be part ofmeant to the industrialization of britain. this is a new industry. >> they could finish it. >> this is about keeping well-
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paid jobs in an area. they are hopping mad at it really makes the whole process unviable and sets us back many years from where we are at present. if we were able to be delivering at the rate we would like to be, we have a lot of projects coming through. jobs for every megawatt. it is a feasible achievement and a lot of jobs being taken away. >> they are against trade sanctions. >> people in glass houses should not throw rocks.
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>> this is basically how it works. basically, they respond by doing the same. everybody becomes losers. >> there is a straight fight at the art of your. and it does not feel like a britain's view is winning. >> this might seem like an odd place for a european trade war with china to start, but it makes sense. whats like this represent germany thinks it is getting out of the european union. images have grabbed headlines.
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with seeming political paralysis, this week, a shift. they have to go in, but is america ready to fight another war? >> sending the nation's young and the battle is the greatest duty. , president obama finds himself anxious to avoid entanglement in syria. >> the chairman of the foreign relations committee, a very important position. and the chairman of the armed services committee came to the armingith me to advocate
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the rebels. there is no doubt there has been a shift in some momentum on the part of the congress. >> lawmakers are increasingly nervous about syria collapsing. >> public opinion in the white house on the same page. and now, instead of just being a couple prominent republican advocates, there are many democrats that feel that the u.s. can't afford not to intervene in syria. >> a personal opposition for untangling his country that has so far to find this debate.
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for aked of the need diplomatic solution but was down the about his chances for success. his advisers seem ready to concede. >> it doesn't have to be american weapons, but clearly to the extent the rebels made antiaircraft systems, i think if we can put in place a process for vetting in trying to limit you can't possible, possibly be 100% certain of that. it is something we should do to tilt the balance in favor of the opposition. anticipating that happening in moving beyond it. bob casey is a senior democratic senator co-sponsored the bill with a leading republican to do
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just that. ever the way forward is on this, considering national security interests as well as effective ways to bring a good resolution here. knowing there is no certainty. we are very constructive and positive and bipartisan agreements. >> there are not many that want to fuel the theory of war. >> i would like to be able to do something, but my desire does not mean there is a mechanism which i can use that will be effective. a legitimate reason for
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president obama to be quite cautious. i think the lessons are important to us. have we learned anything about using military power for a stable outcome? >> video appeared of the rebel commander eating his dead enemies heart. the balance of outrage works against the regime more often and advocates say it defies comparisons with a rock -- iraq. >> iraq was an external invasion based on flawed intelligence. in syria, this was the case of a brutal dictator facing a popular uprising of people that are
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demanding freedom. are almost totally different. >> can it still come to boot? the advocate for intervention argues it could still happen if chemical weapons are being snapped up by militant groups. >> that is one case where an force may,al group and i emphasize may, have to go in depending on the circumstances to secure these chemical stocks. it does not mean the united states alone, but i argued it is everybody in the world's interest to see that these chemical weapons are secured rather than going the terrorist organizations.
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>> it is actively looking at army and the opposition. is a very distinct shift. >> the hand could still be sparking a regional war. >> the plan for the high-speed ,ail and economic development they went off to find out.
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>> there are many arguments made for high-speed rail but one that they routinely reach for is this one. >> it has been to dominated. it helps create a balanced economy. after 20jective is years of having a high-speed rail, that this actually works.
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least of all, the president of the company. >> it was really successful. will train transportation and there has been a lot of development. and so, the balance of this high-speed train was really successful. the spanish experience is that it is very suitable for high- speed trains and i think that this is the case for the united kingdom, too. >> the journey takes to point to five hours instead of seven hours by train and sometimes then by car before the advent of
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high-speed rail. it has been a huge benefit to the people that already had to make the trip. but the region itself has not benefited nearly as much as you might expect. >> in the south of spain, there is a lack of conditions, attitudes, diversification of the economy. nowadays, to promote the they are not being promoted or developed. >> i have come to see a company that has relocated and loves high-speed rail.
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sources and tests, the opponents go -- the components that go in the satellites. >> we know it is between two and four hours to get their. is another story to tell. this was the site of the 1992 expo. the high-speed rail line was part of the futuristic package. the local government offered a very generous incentives to move in. >> of the first one was
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support, the time for moving. the second was the assistance of a technical university. the connections to that effect. >> what about this bill being -- >> [indiscernible] this is not that far off what they had and spain before high- speed rail, so the savings and a journey times were huge. far higher in the u.k. that is already well connected. that is why labor government said such a scheme was not worth the cost.
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economists say they are lucky to get to firms in london. finding in a clear evidence that that is what would happen is difficult. spending like this, $34 billion did not create some jobs in places like manchester, but if rebalancing the geography is the objective, with the money be better spent? openedthe great gatsby the film festival. the film and an amazing $51.1 million the first weekend, but revenues have been lukewarm. behind gatsby.
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>> she just wants to run away. she wants to leave that -- >> jay. you can't repeat the past. >> you can't repeat the past? >> no. can. course you with me are a couple of law thursday. and people say that this is a wonderful book. not actually that good a buck, but it becomes more and more relevant and fascinating as time goes on. ago, maybe the time but now russian oligarchs are sending their
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children and it is becoming more and more relevant. from the viewpoint of a recession, it becomes a much more important book he was. -- to us. >> i think it is a masterpiece, the book that keeps coming back and never dies. now we get it again. profound and lasting about how the society that we have created, capitalism, -- and greed. >> you were saying that when the recession -- i think that i agree with him
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but i would go further and say what the book hits right now is the ambivalence. we want to chase the pleasure. that symbol for everything that we want, we have learned the hard way, the hollowness and how toxic that is. >> that is what the novel is about. we keep doing it again. >> the last time they had a big with mias the 74 movie farrow. the oil crisis. the time before that was the 49 movie on youtube. shelly winters. about american
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imperialism. >> if you look at what we talk that are very toxic, you talk about the russian oligarchs wanting to give their children in public school education. into society more easy then gets the -- than gatsby could? >> i don't know. i suspect a thing that is problematic in the novel is that people think and english duke at oxford would be able to tell the difference between nick carroway and gatsby. >> what about america?
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the classic system of america, buchanan represent that kind of money. >> does that still exist in america? >> i agree that has not changed. the prophetic insight was that he saw this world coming in which being rich and classy, there would cease to be a distinction. he doesn't understand what that difference is. inprobably would be enough today's world. i don't travel in those circles. that distinction is more and more disappearing. >> that is all for this week. from all of us, goodbye.
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